our elders

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  • Pat Cottrell   

    pastor

    Pat attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he met both Christ as his Savior and his beloved wife, Camilla. Both have brought to him a life of joy, passion, and purpose. Pat graduated from Cal Poly with his BS in mechanical engineering in 1977 and was commissioned in the US Army. He served in the US Army for six years, three in Germany and three as a Special Forces A-team leader. He went into full time vocational ministry in 1983, received his M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary in 1991, and was called as pastor of Calvary Baptist in 1990. Pat strives to faithfully shepherd believers to radically follow Jesus Christ and mobilize them to make disciples of their neighbors and the nations. He and Camilla are the grateful, growing parents of eleven children and nine grandchildren (and counting).

  • Dennis cole

    elder

    Dennis Cole first came to know Christ as his Lord and Savior during his senior year of high school in 1989. He married his wife Christine and together they have adopted 5 kids - Mario, Melissa, Pete, Phineas, and Phoebe. They began attending Calvary Baptist HB in 1993. Dennis has served on missions committee, nominating committee, and as a deacon for many years at Calvary, and is currently elder liaison to the deacons. Dennis is also principal at Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School in Santa Ana, and has served on the board for Association of California School Administrators, Region 17 for 5 years, both as Vice-president of Legislative Action and Director of Student Charters. He is a member of Vanguard University's Teacher Education Advisory Council. Prior to being an administrator, Dennis was an English teacher for 11 years. Dennis leads worship on his guitar in the Contemporary Service and he and Christine host worship nights at their home on Fridays for all who want to attend. Their deepest desire is to bring God the glory in their home and community.

  • Dennis Davies

    Pastor of equipping ministries / Elder

    Dennis had served three years in the US Army (101st Airborne and 1st Special Forces), fifteen years with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, had two college degrees (AA and BA), was 34 years old, married, and had three children prior to responding by faith to the message of the gospel and making Jesus Christ both Savior and Lord of his life. He submitted his life to Christ in July 1984 and has been following hard after Christ ever since; serving in various ministries at Calvary including Men’s Ministry, High School Ministry, and Young Adult Ministry. Dennis retired as Captain from the Los Angeles County Fire Department after 32 years of service. Soon after leaving the Fire Service, he felt God’s call to full–time pastoral ministry and attended The Master's Seminary earning a M.Div. in 2005. He has three adult children who have blessed him with five wonderful grandchildren.

  • Ken Dean

    elder

    Dr. Ken Dean is a native Californian. He spent his early years growing up in the San Fernando Valley. He accepted Jesus as his Savior at the age of 12, thanks in part to the influence of his Godly parents and to his Christian teachers at school. Later, he attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, earning a B.S. in Sports Medicine and a B.A. in Economics. After completing his undergraduate work, Ken attended the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic earning both his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (D.C.) as well as earning post graduate certification as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.). After practicing Chiropractic for many years, Ken decided that his love was teaching high school students. After earning his teaching credential at Azusa Pacific University, he is now a teacher of Human Anatomy and Physiology as well as Biology at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Ken met Beth Showalter while attending the Long Beach Church of Christ, and the two were married in 1996. The Lord later blessed them with four wonderful children: Elisa, Kyle, Rachel, and Micah.

  • dave glover

    elder

    David grew up in Huntington Beach and came to faith in Christ at the age of seventeen after hearing the word faithfully preached at Calvary Baptist. In 1985 he married Sheri, a fellow member of Calvary, and has been blessed with three children ages 26 to 16, and two grandchildren. David has worked for 31 years as a machinist in his family’s business.

  • Bob green

    elder

    Bob was born and raised in Kansas City where he came to know the Lord during a confirmation class and other experiences. At the University of Kansas he met and married his wife, Carol. He graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1961 and after serving 9 month of active duty in the Navy, when his reserve unit was called up, he joined the aerospace industry. He retired after 40 years in 2002. After moving around the country a bit, Bob and his family settled in Fountain Valley in 1966. The family attended various local churches until they came to Calvary Baptist Church in 1977 where they have worshiped since. Bob has served the Lord at Calvary in various positions (Sunday school helper, choir, high school teacher/sponsor, mission committee, Thailand VBS leader, life group leader, deacon and elder). He and Carol are the proud parents of three grown children: Julie, Rob, and Rick (Laura) and one granddaughter (Joanna).

  • paul walker

    elder

    Paul grew up in Thornton, Colorado in a Christian home. At the age of 12, influenced by his parents, Paul accepted Jesus Christ’s gift of salvation and became a follower of Christ. In 1968, after graduating from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Paul began working with ARCO in Southern California. Shortly after moving to California, he met Sonia, and they married in 1969. Several years later, Paul accepted a position with Fluor Corporation, a large international engineering / construction company. He worked at international and USA offices with Fluor for 36 years in numerous positions, including managing an engineering department during his last 13 years. Paul received an MBA from Pepperdine University in 1982. Paul and Sonia have two married daughters and six grandchildren. Some of Paul’s interests include golfing, hiking, fishing and playing “UNO” with his grandkids. Paul serves as an elder at Calvary Baptist Church, as a leader at Bible Study Fellowship and in several roles in Christian/non-profit organizations.